Deborah Lock Prof.Dip Psy C. MSc
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working within a small private practice in Northampton, offering short, or long-term counselling to individual adults. I employ techniques from a number of different approaches to personalise your therapy in accordance with your own individual needs.
My therapy room offers a safe, confidential & non-judgemental space where I can help you explore and begin to understand difficult and overwhelming issues, which may be making coping with everyday life a challenge. I believe that you are the expert on your own life and will know the best way forward for you, even if it may be difficult for you to see at this moment in time. Therapy can help you gain insight, and bring about the necessary change required to improve your mental & emotional wellbeing.
I have a genuine fascination for people and their individual stories. Having worked within the mental health and safeguarding arena’s for many years I am able to employ this diverse experience to inform my practice as a Psychotherapist. As a counselling volunteer for Rape Crisis I have significant experience of working with survivors of sexual violence. Additionally, I have worked with the Police service for 18 years, developing a real passion for working individually with emergency services, medical or armed forces personnel to help them process the many sources of trauma they encounter in their working lives.
My therapy room is based within a private clinic in central Northampton, within walking distance of bus and train stations, and with nearby car parking. I also work online and via telephone, which enables me to offer appointments to clients further afield, or whom find it difficult to attend the practice.
I appreciate that this is a lot of information to take in, but please, contact me if you would like to ask me any questions or discuss potentially working with me. My email and telephone number are given on this profile. We can set up an initial no-further obligation session, where we will talk about what it is you hope to get out of counselling.
I work professionally and ethically to the National Counselling Society Code of Ethical Practice.
Training, qualifications & experience
PgDip - Psychology
MSc - Investigative Psychology
Dip CST - Diploma in Counselling Skills & Theory
Ad.Dip Psy C. - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Prof.Dip Psy C. - Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling Practice
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Police officer/emergency services/armed forces personnel
Victim of crime
Survivor of sexual Violence